jump preloading
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    marks crf
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    jump preloading

    by marks crf » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:59 pm

    does anyone still preload your bike going up a jump i still
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    by Skoot22 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:10 pm

    Almost every time i jump i preload the suspension.
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    by redrider911 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:07 pm

    I press L1, down, then up.
    My fat arse always has it preloaded. The suspension, that is.
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    by In2deep » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:57 pm

    Do you mean seat bounce?
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    by Skoot22 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:02 pm

    In2deep wrote:Do you mean seat bounce?


    To me Seat bounce is different. Its just the rear spring used like out of a corner not really going very fast, grabbing a hand full and compressing the rear with your rear to pop your self up and over. Preloading is compressing both springs off the face of a jump usually at speed and standing.
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    by dirtbikermicah » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:00 pm

    Skoot22 wrote:Almost every time i jump i preload the suspension.

    no
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    by Skoot22 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:14 am

    dirtbikermicah wrote:
    Skoot22 wrote:Almost every time i jump i preload the suspension.

    no


    Why not?

    Care to Elaborate since you know my jumping technique so well
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    by dirtbikermicah » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:13 am

    Skoot22 wrote:
    dirtbikermicah wrote:
    Skoot22 wrote:Almost every time i jump i preload the suspension.

    no


    Why not?

    Care to Elaborate since you know my jumping technique so well

    no
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    by Skoot22 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:22 pm

    dirtbikermicah wrote:
    Skoot22 wrote:
    dirtbikermicah wrote:
    Skoot22 wrote:Almost every time i jump i preload the suspension.

    no


    Why not?

    Care to Elaborate since you know my jumping technique so well

    no


    Thank you drive thru
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    by HumboldtMX284 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:09 pm

    it tottally depends on the jump and situation
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    by wexy21 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:47 am

    Just remember that when you're in the air you are gaining no speed. You wouldn't want to preload your suspension to go higher over a 5ht-6th gear long double where you're not really that high in the air, but going rather fast in order to make the downside. But on a steep double or triple you woud want to preload.
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    by tcupell » Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:05 pm

    I find a little pre-load to be helpful, it keeps the back tire from kick up.
    That works for my riding, (70 to 80 mph) across the dez. I can't speak for track riding.
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    by motosicko » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:00 pm

    wexy21 wrote:Just remember that when you're in the air you are gaining no speed.


    Not necessarily true. When you are going up you are loosing speed, when going down you pick up speed. That's why step up jumps don't bottom your suspension as much as step downs. A jump that has the take off higher than the landing results in a higher landing speed than take off speed and vise versa.
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    Re: jump preloading

    by motosicko » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:07 pm

    marks crf wrote:does anyone still preload your bike going up a jump i still

    Depends on the jump. Scrubbing the amount of lift and keeping enough speed to clear the jump is usually faster than getting as high up that pre-loading gets you.
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    by wexy21 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:48 pm

    motosicko wrote:
    wexy21 wrote:Just remember that when you're in the air you are gaining no speed.


    Not necessarily true. When you are going up you are loosing speed, when going down you pick up speed. That's why step up jumps don't bottom your suspension as much as step downs. A jump that has the take off higher than the landing results in a higher landing speed than take off speed and vise versa.


    You're right on that type of jump but on a step down you are more falling then jumping. What I meant by what was said is that you can't 'gain' speed while in the air. When you are going up in the air you're losing speed and when going down you are gaining so it cancels out.
    Remember when Jeremy McGrath started tucking in while in the air? he said it was because you want to get through the jump as fast as possible since you can't gain speed while in the air.
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